Category: Match Preview

MATCH PREVIEW – WEALDSTONE VS DOVER

Andy Hessenthaler will be back in the dugout on Saturday when his side travels to Middlesex for the National League clash against Wealdstone after isolating last week following his positive test for Covid-19.

 

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT US?

You can watch Wealdstone manager Stuart Maynard preview the game HERE

TEAM NEWS

Player/coach Reda Johnson (calf), Alex Green (ankle), James Caton (groin), TJ Bramble (back), Travis Gregory (knee), and Will Moses (ankle) are all not available.

Defender Jake Goodman also misses the game through suspension.

New signing Myles Judd is in the matchday squad.

DOVER COLOURS

For traveling fans wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, we will be wearing our red kit.

COVERAGE

The game kicks off at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, BBC Radio Kent will be providing commentary HERE

We will also have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

TICKET INFORMATION

You can get all the details HERE

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Barnet v Chesterfield
Grimsby Town v Altrincham

MATCH PREVIEW – DOVER VS NOTTS COUNTY

Andy Hessenthaler will miss today’s National League game against Notts County at Crabble after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Dover manager, who also missed training on Thursday, is now isolating, so first-team coach Nicky Southall will take charge against the sixth-placed visitors.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT US?

You can watch Notts County Head Coach Ian Burchnall preview the game HERE

TEAM NEWS

Reda Johnson (calf), Alex Green (ankle), James Caton (groin), TJ Bramble (back), Travis Gregory (knee), and Will Moses (ankle) are all not available.

Defender Jake Goodman is also suspended after his yellow card at Dagenham last Sunday.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Tickets for this game must be bought at the turnstile only. Both cash and card are accepted.

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £18

Over 60 – £15

Under 18 – £9

Under 11s free with paying adult

PROGRAMME

You can download your digital matchday magazine for the game HERE

 

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, which kicks off at 3pm, BBC Radio Kent will be providing commentary HERE

We will also have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

SATURDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Aldershot Town v Maidenhead United
Barnet v Altrincham
Bromley v Solihull Moors
FC Halifax Town v Eastleigh
King’s Lynn Town v Woking
Torquay United v Dagenham & Redbridge
Weymouth v Southend United

 

 

MATCH PREVIEW: DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE VS DOVER ATHLETIC

Andy Hessenthaler and his squad start the New Year with a trip to London on Sunday for the return match against Dagenham & Redbridge in the Vanarama National League at 3pm.

DAGENHAM FORM GUIDE:

The Daggers won 2-0 at Crabble on Boxing Day before beating visiting Aldershot Town 1-0 thanks to Angelo Balanta’s third goal in four matches last Tuesday.

That was their third consecutive National League win which started with a 3-2 win at home against Grimsby Town on December 4.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT US

Dagenham manager Daryl McMahon’s video preview can be found HERE

Midfielder Matt Robinson previews the game HERE

TEAM NEWS

Watford loanee, goalkeeper Adam Parkes, is available again following a hip injury,

T J Bramble (back), Reda Johnson (thigh), Alex Green (ankle), Travis Gregory (knee), and Will Moses (ankle) all continue to miss out.

DOVER COLOURS

For travelling fans wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, we will be wearing our home kit.

COVERAGE

The game kicks off at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, BBC Radio Kent will be providing commentary HERE

We will also have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

TICKET INFORMATION

You can get all the details HERE

Please note that ALL tickets must be purchased in advance of the match – the deadline is noon on Sunday.

SUNDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Boreham Wood v Barnet
Eastleigh v Weymouth
Maidenhead United v Wealdstone
Notts County v Wrexham
Woking v Aldershot Town
Yeovil Town v Torquay United

PREVIEW PHOTO: Many thanks to photographer Barry Goodwin and KentOnline for supplying the photo used in this preview

MATCH PREVIEW: WOKING VS DOVER ATHLETIC

Andy Hessenthaler and his squad will end 2021 with a trip to Surrey on Tuesday to play Woking in the Vanarama National League at 3pm.

WOKING’S FORM GUIDE:

The Cards ended a run of four straight defeats in league and FA Trophy competitions with a 1-1 draw at Aldershot Town on Boxing Day.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT US

Woking’s preview can be found HERE

TEAM NEWS

AFC Wimbledon loanee, forward Aaron Cosgrave, returns to the matchday squad after missing the past two games with Covid.

T J Bramble (back), Reda Johnson (thigh), Alex Green (ankle), Adam Parkes (hip), and Will Moses (ankle) all miss out.

DOVER COLOURS

For travelling fans wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, we will be wearing our all-purple kit.

COVERAGE

The game kicks off at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, BBC Radio Kent will be providing commentary HERE

We will also have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

TICKET INFORMATION

You can get all the details HERE

Please note the game will be segregated with Dover Athletic fans being allocated the Chris Lane Terrace and some seats in the Seymours Community LGS.

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Altrincham v Wrexham
Boreham Wood v Wealdstone (P)
Chesterfield v FC Halifax Town
Dagenham & Redbridge v Aldershot Town
Eastleigh v Torquay United
Grimsby Town v King’s Lynn Town (P)
Maidenhead United v Bromley
Solihull Moors v Stockport County
Southend United v Barnet
Yeovil Town v Weymouth (P)

 

MATCH PREVIEW – DOVER VS DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

Andy Hessenthaler’s squad returns to National League action at home today with the visit of Dagenham & Redbridge.

Whites continue to look for their first win of the season and while the seventh-placed Red Dragons will be hoping to close the gap on those ahead of them.

Those attending the game won’t be seeing things when the Dover players emerge from the tunnel – we will be wearing our all purple kit in support of homeless charity Shelter’s ‘No Home Kit’ campaign.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT US?

You can read Dagenham’s preview of the game and their manager Daryl McMahon’s thoughts HERE

TEAM NEWS

Defenders Seth Twumasi and Danny Collinge, together with forwards Alfie Pavey and Ben Williamson are back in the matchday squad after missing the FA Trophy defeat against Bromley.

Reda Johnson (thigh), Alex Green (ankle), Adam Parkes (hip), and Will Moses (ankle) are all not available.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Tickets for this game must be bought at the turnstile only. Both cash and card are accepted.

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £18

Over 60 – £15

Under 18 – £9

Under 11s free with paying adult

PROGRAMME

You can buy your digital matchday magazine for today’s game HERE

 

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, which kicks off at 3pm, BBC Radio Kent will be providing commentary HERE

We will also have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

BOXING DAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Aldershot Town vs Woking

Bromley vs Southend United (17.20)

King’s Lynn Town vs Notts County

Stockport County vs Altrincham

Torquay United vs Yeovil Town

 

MATCH PREVIEW: DOVER VS BROMLEY

Our FA Trophy campaign starts with a Third Round tie against Bromley at Crabble this afternoon.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT US?

You can read Bromley’s preview of the game HERE

LAST MEETING 

This will be the second time this season that the two sides have played each other at Crabble.

An early goal from Corey Whitely was enough to secure the Ravens a 1-0 win in September.

TEAM NEWS

Maidstone United loanee Alfie Pavey is not eligible to play today.

Midfielder TJ Bramble (back) joins defenders Seth Twumasi (knee), Reda Johnson (thigh), Will Moses (ankle), Alex Green (ankle) and Travis Gregory on the injury list.

Watford loanee, goalkeeper Adam Parkes,  also misses out after picking a hip injury while training.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Tickets for this game can be bought at the turnstile only.

Both cash and card are accepted.

The prices are as follows:

Over 18’s – £10

11-17 years old – £5

Under 11’s – FREE

There is also NO extra charge to sit in the Family Stand or the main stand.

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, which kicks-off at 3pm, BBC Radio Kent will be providing commentary HERE

We will also have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

 

MATCH PREVIEW: KING’S LYNN TOWN VS DOVER

Andy Hessenthaler’s squad travel to fellow National League strugglers King’s Lynn Town on Saturday in a must-win game for both sides at The Walks.

Whites continue to look for their first win of the season, while the hosts have lost their last eight league games, a run that cost manager Ian Culverhourse his job last month.

Tommy Widdrington was announced as the new manager today.

The Norfolk outfit has won twice in 17 games and currently sits second-bottom, seven points from safety.

LAST TIME OUT 

Dover fell just short of holding promotion-chasing Wrexham to a goalless draw last weekend when a Jordan Davies’ goal six minutes from time secured all three points for the Red Dragons.

Kings Lynn hasn’t played a game for two weeks, last playing on the 27th November in a 1-0 home defeat to Aldershot Town.

LAST MEETING

A goal in each half secured Kings Lynn a 2-0 win in the corresponding fixture in November 2020.

Rory McAuley headed his side ahead a minute before half-time before substitute Adam Marriott sealed the victory with a penalty four minutes from time.

TEAM NEWS

Defenders Seth Twumasi (knee), Reda Johnson (thigh), Will Moses (ankle), and Alex Green (ankle) will all miss the trip as will midfielder Travis Gregory.

Defender Danny Collinge is back in the squad after missing the Wrexham game through suspension while Crawley Town loanee Harry Ransom is also available again after missing last week’s game through illness.

DOVER COLOURS

For fans wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, we will be wearing our all-red kit.

COVERAGE

The game kicks off at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, BBC Radio Norfolk will be broadcasting live and the link is HERE

Unfortunately, due to a lack of staff, there will be no LiveText coverage on our Twitter account for this game.

TICKET INFORMATION 

Ticket information can be found below. To buy tickets click here for further details.

Away General Admission

Adults – £18

Concession – £16

16 and under – £5

Away Seating

Adults – £20

Concession – £18

16 and under – £5

SATURDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

Altrincham vs Bromley

Eastleigh vs Aldershot Town

Grimsby Town vs Chesterfield

Maidenhead United vs Solihull Moors

Notts County vs Southend United

Torquay United vs Stockport County

Wealdstone vs FC Halifax Town

Woking vs Boreham Wood

Wrexham vs Weymouth

Yeovil Town vs Barnet

MATCH PREVIEW: DOVER VS WREXHAM

Andy Hessenthaler’s squad returns to National League action at home on Saturday when promotion-chasing Wrexham are the visitors at Crabble.

Whites continue to look for their first win of the season and while the seventh-placed Red Dragons will be hoping to close the gap on those ahead of them.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT US?

You can read Wrexham’s preview of the game HERE

You can also see what their manager Phil Parkinson had to say ahead of the trip to Crabble HERE

TEAM NEWS

Defenders Seth Twumasi (knee), Reda Johnson (thigh), and Alex Green (ankle) are all still not available.

Forward Ben Williamson is back in the squad after missing the Yeovil game through injury.

Defender Danny Collinge also misses the game through suspension after picking up a yellow card at Yeovil.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Tickets for this game must be bought at the turnstile only. Both cash and card are accepted.

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £18

Over 60 – £15

Under 18 – £9

Under 11s free with paying adult

PROGRAMME

You can buy your digital matchday magazine HERE

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, which kicks-off at 3pm, BBC Radio Kent and BBC Radio Wales will both have commentaries available HERE

Unfortunately, due to a lack of staff, there will be no LiveText coverage on our Twitter account for this game.

SATURDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

Aldershot Town vs Altrincham

Barnet vs Maidenhead United

Bromley vs Wealdstone

Dagenham & Redbridge vs Grimsby Town

Solihull Moors vs Woking

Weymouth vs Torquay United

MATCH PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN VS DOVER

Andy Hessenthaler and his squad head to Somerset today to play Yeovil Town in the Vanarama National League at 3pm.

Whites will hope to get their first win of the season while the hosts will be aiming to extend their impressive unbeaten run of form.

YEOVIL’S FORM GUIDE:

The Glovers are unbeaten in their past five National League games after wins at Bromley and Dagenham & Redbridge, and against Eastleigh and Woking at Huish Park.

They also drew 0-0 at Solihull Moors and are currently 13th.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT US

Yeovil’s preview can be found HERE

TEAM NEWS

Ben Williamson (groin) and Alex Green (ankle) join Ricky Miller (calf), Seth Twumasi (knee), and Reda Johnson (thigh) on the injury list and all will miss the trip.

Williamson picked up his knock against Wealdstone while Carney got injured playing for the Academy this week.

Miller, who was running and doing some work at Crabble pre-Wealdstone on Tuesday, is back training with the squad but not ready for selection yet.

Defender Danny Collinge is back in the squad after missing the Wealdstone game through illness.

DOVER COLOURS

For travelling fans wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, we will be wearing our all-purple kit.

COVERAGE

The game kicks off at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, BBC Radio Somerset will be broadcasting live and the link is HERE

Unfortunately, due to a lack of staff, there will be no LiveText coverage on our Twitter account for this game.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets can be bought in advance HERE or at the turnstile.

SATURDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Altrincham vs Southend United

Eastleigh vs Solihull Moors

Grimsby Town vs Boreham Wood

King’s Lynn Town vs Aldershot Town

Notts County vs Dagenham & Redbridge

Torquay United vs FC Halifax Town

Wealdstone vs Stockport County

Woking vs Barnet

Wrexham vs Bromley

MATCH REPORT: DOVER 2 – 3 WEALDSTONE

Despite coming from behind twice, Whites remain winless this season as they fell to defeat against Wealdstone on a cold night at Crabble.

Jayden Sweeney gave the visitors an early lead, but Harry Ransom levelled shortly after with his first goal of the season.

Joshua Umerah put The Stones back infront midway through the first half, but Henry Woods levelled for Whites with 25 minutes to go.

Moments later, the visitors took the lead for the third time as Sweeney got his second of the game.

The away side were ahead within five minutes through Sweeney when the defender found himself with the ball at the back post after a great cross from Rhys Browne. The defender had enough space to take a touch before firing it across Josh Bexon in the Dover goal.

Whites reacted well from going behind and were level five minutes later through Ransom as he latched onto the end of a Woods’ corner to back heel it into the back of the net.

That goal looked to give the home side abit of confidence but chances came and went for Aaron Cosgrave who first hit his shot just wide of the far post, before Ben Williamson’s great run couldn’t be finished off by the AFC Wimbledon loanee who couldn’t direct the ball the right side of the post.

These chances came back to haunt Whites as moments later the visitors were back ahead through Umerah who did well to shrug of Ransom before shooting across Bexon and into the top corner.

Substitute Jay Bird went close to doubling The Stones’ lead with just over half an hour to go, however after opening his body up for the shot, he could only aim his attempt wide of the far post.

Despite starting the second half slowly, Dover grew into it and after a massive goalmouth scramble, Woods collected the ball and smashed a shot from outside the box into the top corner.

However, they weren’t level for long as Sweeney got his second of the game, latching onto a Charlie Cooper cross to poke home.

Chances came and went late on, with young Noah Carney forcing two good saves from the Wealdstone stopper as Whites fell to their ninth league defeat in a row.